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  • Building Democracy The importance of non-partisan registration in 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • -Ari Berman, Rolling Stone MagazineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • "I dont want everybody to vote," the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." -Ari Berman, Rolling Stone MagazineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • "I dont want everybody to vote," the influential Its the struggle we’ve been conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our in for 200 years leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." -Ari Berman, Rolling Stone MagazineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • It begins with the right to voteThursday, September 8, 2011
  • A right that many before us have dedicated their lives to securingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • A right that many before us have dedicated their lives to securingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We make progress when weThursday, September 8, 2011
  • stand We make progress when weThursday, September 8, 2011
  • stand We make progress when we and fight.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Its time to support the fight.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Because every citizen deserves the right to vote. I VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Because every citizen deserves the right to vote. I VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • TodayThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Today not everyoneThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Today not everyone has the same VoiceThursday, September 8, 2011
  • At the great equalizer--the ballot box...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Not everyone is equally represented Voter Registration Rates80%60%40%20%0% Rest of African Unmarried Youth American Hispanic Asian/Pacific Population American Women Indian IslanderThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Not everyone is equally represented Voter Registration Rates80%60%40%20%0% Rest of African Unmarried Youth American Hispanic Asian/Pacific Population American Women Indian IslanderThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • What would it take to achieve registration equality?Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • What would it take to achieve registration equality? 7.4 million registrationsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Its not enough to engage only those I who are already registered. VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Its not enough to engage only those I who are already registered. VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Those who are Are the future not yet registeredThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Will also shape the futureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Registered In 2008, for every 1 of these Didn’t vote voters who were registered but didn’t vote...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • NOT Registered There were 4 more who were never registeredThursday, September 8, 2011
  • This struggle for registration equality has become more urgent than ever before because...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Our is c countr han y gingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • 2018 Our is c countr han y gingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • 2018 Our is c countr han y gingBy 2018, people of color and unmarried women will be a majority of the citizen voting age populationThursday, September 8, 2011
  • This is the Emerging MajorityThursday, September 8, 2011
  • This is the Emerging MajorityThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • And they could dramatically shi the landscape of American politicsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • But only if they are registered to vote. I VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • But only if they are registered to vote. I VOTEDThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ve come a long wayThursday, September 8, 2011
  • TO CLOSING THE REGISTRATION GAPThursday, September 8, 2011
  • TO CLOSING THE REGISTRATION GAP 40 30 Millions 20 2004 10 0 African Americans Latinos Asian Americans Youth Unmarried Women RegistrantsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • TO CLOSING THE REGISTRATION GAP 40 30 Millions 20 2004 10 0 African Americans Latinos Asian Americans Youth Unmarried Women RegistrantsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • TO CLOSING THE REGISTRATION GAP 40 30 Millions 20 2008 10 0 African Americans Latinos Asian Americans Youth Unmarried Women RegistrantsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • TO CLOSING THE REGISTRATION GAP 40 30 Millions 20 2008 10 0 African Americans Latinos Asian Americans Youth Unmarried Women RegistrantsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • In 2012, we can significantly narrow the gap that remains:Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter Registration Rates80%60%40%20%0% Rest of African Unmarried Youth American Hispanic Asian/Pacific Population American Women Indian IslanderThursday, September 8, 2011
  • If the Emerging Majority were registered at the same rate as the rest of the population, the electorate would grow by 7.4 million new voters.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • And achieve the most representative democracy in our country’s history.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We know the journey won’t be easyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • The Emerging Majority is already changing our future as a countryThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Change makes some people nervousThursday, September 8, 2011
  • That’s why on the heels of our greatest registration success in 2008...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • ...our country is facing the greatest assault on voting rights in 50 years.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • This is where the Emerging Majority lives:Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • They’ve introduced laws requiring photo ID, costing American tax payers money to exercise their basic rights. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X XXX X X X X X X X XX X X X X XX X X X XThursday, September 8, 2011
  • They’ve passed laws making it harder to conduct voter registration drives X X X X X X X XX X X XXX X X X X X X X XX X XX X XX X X X X X X X XX X X X XX XXThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Anti Same-day Registration Laws X XX XX X X XX X XX X X X XXX X X X X X X X XX X XX X XX X X X X X X X XX X X X XX XXThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And they have discredited organizations dedicated to bringing new voters into our democracy. XX XXX X X XX X X XX XX XX X X X XX X X X XX X X X X X X X XX X X X X X XX X XX X X XX XX X X XX XX X XX XX XX X X XX XX X XX X X XX X XX X XX X X XXX X XX XX XThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We have a choice to makeThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Retreat in the face of challengeThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve CollaborateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve CollaborateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve CollaborateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve CollaborateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve CollaborateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • or... Re- invest Re- commit Deepen our Resolve Collaborate ..and work smarter than ever before.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’re digging in and getting ready...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Our plans for 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We believe we can make progress toward representational democracy in at least 22 states in 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • But it won’t happen naturally, without resources, focus and organizingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Our goal is to register 5.6 million voters in 22 states and it will cost $60 MillionThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’re designing our voter registration programs to take head on the challenges we know exist.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority is younger than the rest of the electorateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority is younger than the rest of the electorate 16%Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority is younger than the rest of the electorate 16% 84%Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority is younger than the rest of the electorate 16% Age 18-29 Age 30+ 84% Rest of ElectorateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority is younger than the rest of the electorate 16% Age 18-29 28% Age 18-29 Age 30+ Age 30+ 72% 84% Rest of Electorate Emerging MajorityThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. OnlineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. OnlineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. OnlineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. OnlineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail + Birthday ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail + Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail + + Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Peer-to-Peer Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Trusted Messenger Peer-to-Peer Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Trusted Messenger Peer-to-Peer Events Birthday Movers ProgramsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Trusted Messenger Peer-to-Peer Events Birthday Movers Programs CongregationThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Trusted Messenger Peer-to-Peer Events Birthday Movers Programs Congregation Door-to-DoorThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are meeting them where they are. Online Mail Field + + Trusted Messenger Peer-to-Peer Events Birthday Movers Programs Congregation Door-to-Door HSThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisisThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisis ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisis Foreclosure ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisis Foreclosure Foreclosure ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisis Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE The Emerging Majority has borne the brunt of the economic crisis Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE Unemployment and record foreclosures hits the Emerging Majority hardest of all. Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure ForeclosureThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE Foreclosure Foreclosure Foreclosure 46% 46% 47% Foreclosure Foreclosure 35% 33% % population that has moved in past 4 years Rest of White, Non Emerging Unmarried People of Population Hispanic Majority Women ColorThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012, our targeted work will include re-registering those who have recently moved. MoversThursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE Emerging Majority voters are not always easy to findThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before. OnlineThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before. Online +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before. Online Mail +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before. Online Mail + +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION So in 2012 we are working to integrate mail, online and field programs more than ever before. Online Mail Field + +Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • CHALLENGE We need to learn more about best practices for voter registration in the current climateThursday, September 8, 2011
  • SOLUTION We are developing a research agenda for 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We are also working together and learning from each otherThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ll start cross-training in: Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ll start cross-training in: Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ll start cross-training in: Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ll start cross-training in: Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ll start cross-training in: Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And we are developing : Voter Registration Volunteer Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And we are developing : Voter Registration Volunteer Shared Budgeting Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And we are developing : Voter Registration Volunteer Shared Budgeting Law & Recruitment Practices & Leadership Outcomes Systems Emergency Response Consistent Data ManagementThursday, September 8, 2011
  • To do this, we need to work together.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • WHY INVEST NOW?Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter Registration Is an effective way to steward our ResourcesThursday, September 8, 2011
  • It is the most predictable and cost-effective method for voter turnoutThursday, September 8, 2011
  • GOTV and voter education are important techniques but registration generates more votesThursday, September 8, 2011
  • This year, we can test to demonstrate impact. Expenditure per Probability of Voter Impact Most of the Turnout $80* time Most of the Registration $12 timeThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter registration leverages the heat of elections. Itis more effective in Presidential years when people are engaged and there is increased media attention.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Once registered, about 70% of new voters will turn out to vote in their first Presidential cycle.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • And once they vote, they are 49% more likely to keep votingThursday, September 8, 2011
  • THE BENEFITSThursday, September 8, 2011
  • When we succeed, we will achieve registration equality for the first time in American historyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter Registration Equality80%60%40%20%0% Rest of African Unmarried Youth American Hispanic Asian/Pacific Population American Women Indian IslanderThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Tipping the balance of powerThursday, September 8, 2011
  • As we approach registration equality the Emerging Majority can hold the balance of power in many close elections.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Elections where independent voter registration exceeded margin of victory in 200 8 Presidential Senate House OH (1,15) NV( FL 3) IN CA MN CT (4) AL (2) (4) OH MO FL M D (8, LA (1) 2 NC (3 5) ,4, 5)Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • This does not favor any party or candidate over anotherThursday, September 8, 2011
  • But it means in close elections, if the Emerging Majority are registered, they can make the difference.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Their voicesThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Their voices are more likelyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Their voices are more likely to be heardThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • And if theyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And if they areThursday, September 8, 2011
  • And if they are heardThursday, September 8, 2011
  • It can make a difference in policy prioritiesThursday, September 8, 2011 LILLY LEDBETTER
  • It can make a difference in policy prioritiesThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Strengthening our DemocracyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Democracy is not only built on Election DayThursday, September 8, 2011
  • ...but also through the hard work it takes to engage voters a erwardsThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter registration is an essential entry point to democracyThursday, September 8, 2011
  • ...and if done correctly, it can strengthen civic participation by turning voters into changemakers Newly Registered Volunteer Activist Changemaker VoterThursday, September 8, 2011
  • GETTING TO WORKThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ve already begun the hard work we know it will take to move our country forwardThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • In 2012 over 60 organizations will be working together to register voters across AMERICAThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We saw what was possible with commitment and investment...Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 15,000 Registration Inequality Gap 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 15,000 Registrations Registration submitted by Inequality independent Gap groups 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • When independent groups are well funded 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • When independent groups are well funded 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • The inequality gap decreases 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • The inequality gap decreases 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • The inequality gap decreases 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • We can’t take it for granted that voter registration will happen on its ownThursday, September 8, 2011
  • We’ve seen what happens when we don’t have the resources necessary 15,000 11,250 7,500 3,750 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Voter registration will not happen if we don’t act togetherThursday, September 8, 2011
  • Will you join us?Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Together, we can rebuild our democracy and start to rebuild America.Thursday, September 8, 2011